Anchoring

Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems: A Journey Part 1

What to learning something well?… “Do it yourself “.  Well, this isn’t always the case, but for me (right now) it is.  While not obsessed, I am really curious as to what a true minimally viable raise and lower system looks and feels like.  Remember the 3 types of learning?….. Vision, Auditory and Kinesthetic.  Well, …

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

Well we’re talking about anchors. Let’s talk a little bit about the term bombproof. What is a bombproof anchor? Those of you in the profession of rescue work, and sometimes in the industry we refer to what’s a bombproof anchor? Well, it’s something that’s really strong that can pretty much hold everything. And looking at …

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RLA Live: Volcano Rescue Team

I just got back from RLA’s first ever Live On-site training in Mt. St. Helens National Monument with the Volcano Rescue Team. It was awesome, I loved connecting with these amazing people.  They ranged from full time EMS professionals, self employed designers, engineers, freelancers, mechanics, guides and a host of other passions and occupations. Jason …

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Technical Rigging – Anchors Part 1

Technical Articles | Anchors Part 1 This will be the first of a two part series on anchors. This section, purposely, will not include situations that necessitate vehicles, pickets or other such portable anchors. Nor is the series meant to be an exhaustive source of information… there are numerous books on this subject. If you …

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New Technician Courses Just Released for Rigging Lab Academy

Hey all We just completed another 4 high level training courses within the Technician Level Cornerstone course curriculum. Force Multipliers Elevated Anchor Systems Horizontal Systems Midwall Pickoffs Midwall Pickoffs Midwall rescues can run the full gamut of rescue complexities. It can include almost everything from one or two people coming to the rescue of a …

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High Angle Raise with Vortex Side A-Frame, PART 1 FILE N.015 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue or known are here as DCSAR is an elite group of unpaid professionals who are comprised of the full-time paid staff assigned to the Special Services Unit, seasonal personnel in the Marine and OHV units, and 120+ dedicated volunteers who answer the call any time of day or …

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Lives Undone: Caving Rescue & Confined Spaces, PART 1 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

This is the week of what I consider family and purpose.  While yes… I will fully admit, this entire mock rescue was staged!  News right?  Well, as with all the other Rescue Response Team video series, they are all based on actual rescues.  Systems were altered a bit to reflect more up to date techniques.  …

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

So what is a bombproof anchor much less an one using an artificial high directional such as the Arizona Vortex Multipod?  This question appears to stump, confuse and even frustrate many a rescuer and rigger.  When it comes to high directionals, the complexity is even more concerning.  It really shouldn’t though. Bombproof anchors have really …

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Solidarity is about Purpose and Placement

Keeping it together, while under pressure is not a gift (per say).  It comes with a constant dose of being Purposeful and knowing the right thing to do… Placement.  While hanging out with some amazing trainers, as well as technicians… many of whom are US Marines, I caught a glimpse of what professionalism is.  Learning …

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